Approved by the decision of the IASHE Presidium
of 21.09.2013, Protocol No. 82-09/42
Authenticated on the order of the IASHE Presidium
by the Head of the IASHE International Relations Department
____________ Thomas Morgan
21.09.2013. London, UK
International Academy of Science and Higher Education
General conception of publication of scientific studies in editions of the International Academy of Science and Higher Education
1. Present conception will regulate certain nuances and procedural peculiarities of publication of scientific studies, presented in certain projects of the IASHE, having various functional status and intended for publication in various editions of the IASHE.
2. Persons, claiming for publication of their studies in editions of the IASHE, are divided into the following categories of participants of the GISAP project and authors of scientific researches:
a) participants of research analytics championships;
b) participants of international scientific-practical conferences;
c) authors of individually reviewed scientific studies;
d) authors of scientific monographs.
3. Statuses of scientific studies, subject to publication in editions of the IASHE:
a) report or an article, presented in the research analytics championship;
b) report or an article presented in the international scientific-practical conference;
c) report or an article presented in the status of the reviewed publication in scientific periodicals of the IASHE;
d) author's monograph, presented for publication with the assistance and under the auspices of the IASHE within the series of publications "Edges of scientific thought".
4. Printed publications of the IASHE, where original scientific studies may be published:
a) digests of scientific works of the GISAP project, published following the results of every stage of research analytics championships and international scientific-practical conferences (British International Standard Book Number (ISBN));
b) scientific periodicals (12 journals) of scientific-sectoral thematic belonging (British International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)): «GISAP: Culturology, Sports and Art History»; «GISAP: Biology, Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences»; «GISAP: Medical Science, Pharmacology»; «GISAP: History and Philosophy»; «GISAP: Psychological Sciences»; «GISAP: Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry»; «GISAP: Sociological, Political and Military Sciences»; «GISAP: Technical Sciences, Construction and Architecture»; «GISAP: Economics, Jurisprudence and Management»; «GISAP: Educational Sciences»; «GISAP: Earth and Space Sciences»; «GISAP: Philological Sciences»;
c) monographic publications of the series "Edges of scientific thought".
5. Scientific studies, published in digests of scientific works of the GISAP project: original scientific studies, presented in English or Russian, meeting the requirements of the project, presented for participation and publication in research analytics championships or international scientific-practical conferences, held under the auspices of the IASHE.
6. Scientific studies, published in appropriate sectoral scientific periodicals:
a) original scientific studies, presented in English (as an exception - in Russian), meeting the requirements of the GISAP project, presented for participation and publication in research analytics championships, held under the auspices of the IASHE. High quality of reports must be confirmed by the ranking assessment of the expert council of the appropriate championship and joint professional assessment of the international team of participants of such championship;
b) original scientific studies of high-quality, presented in English and prepared in accordance with technical requirements of the IASHE, purposefully presented for publication in the scientific periodical of the appropriate branch. Professional level of studies must be confirmed by positive reviews of not less than three international experts of the IASHE.
7. Scientific studies, published in monographic publications of the series "Edges of scientific thought": high quality scientific studies of separate authors and teams of authors, professional level of which is confirmed by petitions of relevant educational institutions, positive reviews of not less than two authoritative scientific experts over the country of the author (authors) and positive reviews of not less than three international experts of the IASHE.
8. Basic conditions for publication of scientific studies in the IASHE publications:
a) original nature of scientific studies, with no admission of plagiarism elements;
b) high qualitative level and professional reasonableness of contents of scientific studies, meeting the requirements, officially declared by the IASHE;
c) technical characteristics of designing and the way of presentation of the scientific study, as well as materials enclosed - must correspond to requirements of the IASHE;
d) size of the scientific study, corresponding to the requirements of the IASHE;
e) timeliness of presentation of the scientific study for the preparation of its publication and inclusion into the list of materials of the relevant issue;
f) existence of necessary information concerning authors of scientific studies, accompanying the materials, intended for publication;
g) presentation of the scientific study in grammatically correct English, Russian or other widespread national languages (in certain cases);
h) compliance with the generally accepted standards of ethics and tolerance in the presentation of original ideas by authors;
i) existence of brief abstract of the article contents in English, explaining main characteristics of the study;
j) existence of the innovative abstract of the article contents, presented in parameters stated by the IASHE, describing authors innovations presented in the text and intended for the mass distribution through informational channels;
k) payment for the necessary number of copies of the published edition (including compensation of administrative, organizational and expert expenses of the IASHE, actual production costs and shipping (if necessary)) by the author or any other interested person.
9. Special conditions of publication of scientific studies in the digests of scientific works of the GISAP project, published following the results of every stage of research analytics championships and international scientific-practical conferences:
a) clear indication of the format of participation in the GISAP project by the author (research analytics championship or international scientific-practical conference);
b) indication of questionnaire data in English or enclosure of the English translation;
c) possibility of publication of scientific studies on the website http://www.gisap.eu/in any language of the world («presentation language») with the obligatory duplication of contents of the article in English or Russian, intended for printing of the article («publication languages»);
d) obligatory existence of abstracts in English;
e) obligatory existence of innovation abstracts in the required format;
f) obligatory objective and reasonable assessment and commenting of scientific works of opponents (competitors) within the appropriate problematic section of the championship (on stages where participants of research analytics championships present their own scientific studies).
10. Specific conditions for publication of scientific studies in scientific sectoral periodicals (journals) of the IASHE :
I. Regarding scientific studies, presented for participation in research analytics championships:
a) the average ranking mark, given to the scientific study by participants of the research analytics championship (scientific community) and professional scientific council acts as the peer review expertise of the scientific report;
b) scientific studies with the average ranking mark not less than 7.5 are accepted for publication;
c) works in high-quality English have the priority in the admission to publication. At the same time scientific works presented in Russian with high average marks achieved in research analytics championships are also accepted for publication. General number of scientific reports in Russian must not exceed 25% of reports in the every issue of the IASHE journal. This means that scientific researchers in Russian are to be published in issues of the journal within the stated quote and in the order of subsequent following - in accordance with their assessment ranking. In case if certain report in Russian, meeting the above-mentioned requirements is not included in the following issue of the scientific sectoral journal, such report will be obligatorily published in the next issue of such journal;
d) scientific reports presented for participation in research analytics championships and meeting the requirements for publication in scientific periodicals of the IASHE (journals) are also obligatorily published in relevant digests of scientific works of the GISAP project on a regular basis;
e) In case if the person whose scientific study was published in the digest of scientific works of the GISAP project and in the scientific periodical (journal) of the IASHE at the same time, wishes to buy a copy of such a journal, such person will have to compensate organizational and administrative expenses of the IASHE and the cost of shipping in the amount, stated regarding the defined scientific works digest.
II. Regarding scientific studies, presented in the status of the reviewed publications in scientific periodicals of the IASHE:
a) reviewed publications can only be presented in high quality English in the format, meeting the requirements of the IASHE, with abstract, innovation abstract and the author;s questionnaire in English;
b) in order to be accepted for publication in the relevant issue of the sectoral scientific journal original scientific studies, presented for publication without participation in research analytics championships must pass the procedure of scientific reviewing in the following regime: 1) the research must be a reviewed by three scientists - international experts of the IASHE in the relevant branch of science; 2) experts formulate their conclusions in the written form; 3) scientific study may be accepted for publication only upon condition of unanimous positive mark of all three experts; 4) if at least one expert objects the publication of the study in the current form, scientific work will be sent back to the author for additional revision; 5) term of the improvement of the research sent back to the author for independent revision can not exceed three calendar months; 6) scientific work, revised in accordance with the expert conclusions, is presented for the second reviewing to the same list of experts; 7) if all experts (or the majority of experts) make positive conclusions concerning the research during the second reviewing, such material will be accepted for publication in the relevant (next) issue of the sectoral journal of the IASHE; 8) term of the primary and secondary expert reviewing cannot exceed 10 calendar days in any case; 9) in case if all or the majority of experts make negative conclusion concerning the research during the secondary reviewing, the article will be sent back to the author for the additional revision in accordance with the above-mentioned rules again; 10) the third expert reviewing of that same scientific article is final. this means that the next negative conclusion concerning the research will bring the impossibility of publication of the report. The relevant agreement between the author and the IASHE is considered to be non-valid from this moment. All the amount of pre-payment for the publication excluding cost of expert services and administrational-organizational expenses of the Academy, will be sent back to the author or the other interested person.
c) Reviewed scientific reports must meet high generally accepted requirements of authors belonging (exclusion of plagiarism), innovativeness (novelty), scientific quality, reasonableness, ethics and tolerance of presentation, stated by the present Conception and other documents of the IASHE;
d) Reviewed scientific studies are to be published in the next nearest issue of the scientific sectoral periodical (journal) of the IASHE, published after the admission of such report to the publication;
e) Scientific reports are published in scientific sectoral periodicals (journals) of the IASHE with mandatory listing of all the reviewers of such reports;
f) Reviewed scientific studies are accepted for publication on condition of full preliminary payment for organizational, administrative and expert services as well as compensation of expenses of the IASHE and costs of the necessary number of copies and their shipping, made by the author or any person concerned;
g) Cost of realization of all the original researches publication procedure in scientific sectoral periodicals (journals) is defined by the IASHE during the first month of every reporting year and can only be changed once a year by objective economic reasons. This cost includes actual expenses of the IASHE for the realization of this procedure and awards of the invited experts (reviewers).
11. Certain peculiarities of the expert reviewing of scientific studies, subject to publication in the IASHE issues:
11.1. Consequences (factors) and criteria of the expert reviewing of scientific studies:
a) scientific novelty of the scientific problem resolution method;
b) scientific novelty of the scientific problem statement;
c) degree of reasonableness of statements and conclusions;
d) compliance of goals stated for the scientific report with results presented in it;
e) scientific and practical usefulness and applicability of results of the study;
f) characteristics of general logic of research and the degree of compliance of questions (hypotheses) formulated in the report with answers (conclusions);
g) scale and adequacy of use of special logic-definitive and terminological apparatus in the report;
h) characteristics of structure of the report;
i) science linkage of the research and references studied by the author;
j) qualitative comparison of the report with other scientific works of similar direction;
k) characteristics of the language of presentation (style, orthography, punctuation);
l) other objective criteria of assessment;
m) sincere confidence of the expert concerning understanding of certain scientific factors;
2) While studying and assessing the scientific report the expert must:
a) express maximum objectivity, impartiality and honesty;
b) be absolutely independent in the decision-making process;
c) exclude any direct contacts with authors of scientific studies;
d) hold the scientific discussion with authors of scientific works only through the IASHE;
e) not to allow offensive, inappropriate, arrogant or too moralizing commentaries to scientific works in own expert conclusions;
f) timely correct mistakenly formulated conclusions, if such mistakes are revealed during the term of realization of the expert reviewing of scientific studies;
g) exclude dominance of personal sympathy or discrimination of any kind in the process of making expert conclusions.
3) By any objectively available and legal means the IASHE ensures independence, impartiality and objectivity of experts as well as the impossibility of their direct contacts with other experts and authors of scientific reports regarding their expert functions during the period of the expert reviewing and reasonable period of time after it.
11.2. Appeal of expert reviews on scientific studies:
a) The author of scientific research unsatisfied with the expert opinion regarding his research and convinced of bias or insufficient professionalism of the appropriate expert, has the right to address the IASHE with the well-reasoned petition for changing the expert at any stage of implementation of expert reviewing of the specified research;
b) after receiving the well-reasoned expert changing petition of the author, the IASHE is obliged to make the relevant decision within 10 calendar days;
c) if the IASHE refuses to satisfy the expert changing petition of the author of research, the author will have a right to break off the agreement with the IASHE concerning the publication unilaterally and to get back the amount of an advance payment excluding the cost of already given expert services and administrative-organizational expenses of the IASHE;
12. Documental legalization of publication in the scientific sectoral periodical (journal) of the IASHE:
a) procedure of publication of author’s research in the scientific sectoral periodical (journal) of the IASHE is fixed in the special agreement between the author and the IASHE or its official representatives in relevant countries and regions;
b) payment of publication cost is made by the author or others persons concerned according to an invoice given by the IASHE;
c) the legal fact and characteristics of publication of the original scientific research in the scientific sectoral periodical (journal) of the IASHE is legalized by the International authoring certificate.
13. Periodicity of publication of sectoral periodicals (journals) of the IASHE:
Issues of sectoral periodicals (journals) of the IASHE are published 3-4 times a year. Specific periods of publication of issues of journals depend on the extent of fullness with high-quality scientific material; therefore they are adjusted and announced by the IASHE. As the scale and geography of activities of the IASHE widens, the annual number of sectoral periodicals (journals) of the IASHE can be increased in future.
14. Technical requirements to reports (articles) published in issues of the IASHE:
a) size of the report, including illustrations and tables must be from 2 to 7 pages of typed text. Size of the publication may reach even 15 pages but in this case every page over the limit (over seven pages) must be paid additionally (regarding the state coast of publication) - €10;
b) Correct and professional English language of publication. In case if the reviewed research was written by the author from one of the post-Soviet states, the author must present the Russian copy of the material for its possible presentation to experts (reviewers) who do not speak English;
c) mandatory brief abstract of the article, included in its size;
d) page format: А4 - 210х297 mm.;
e) right, left, top and bottom spacing–20 mm. each;
f) font - Times New Roman;
g) font size – 12 pt.;
h) intervalbetweenlines– 1.5;
i) alignment of the text – justified (no hyphenation allowed, only one space between words allowed, no tabulation allowed);
j) indent on the first line (i.e. paragrapgh) – 10 mm.;
k) Abbreviations (except for common - abbreviations of the mathematical values, measures, terms, etc.) are not allowed;
l) every illustration must be sent in a separate file. Illustrations must be black and white, because this color mode will be used in the journal. Quality of the illustration published directly depends on the material sent.
m) schemes, graphs, diagrams, formulas and tables must be built directly in the text editor and placed strictly with limits of the above-mentioned page sizes.
n) intertextual references are published in the digest but not on the website.
o) scientific studies are accepted in electronic versions.
15. Specific conditions of publications of scientific studies in monographic publications of the series "Edges of scientific thought":
a) original monographic scientific studies are accepted for publication in high-quality English together with the official petition of the relevant University (faculty or chair of the University) or positive conclusions of not less than two authoritative scientific experts from the country of residence of the author (team of authors) of the monograph in English;
b) subsequent expert reviewing of the monographic research presented for publication is carried out in accordance with the order stated in the par. 10 of this conception but with the establishment of the increased term of primary and secondary expert reviewing in every case up to 30 calendar days;
c) the author must submit the questionnaire, abstract, innovative abstract of the monograph in English;
d) in case of particular scientific significance of the scientific study, approved by expert conclusions (as a result of positive passing of the expert reviewing of scientific significance of the material by the research), the relevant monographic work may be subject to publication in any officially acknowledged and widespread national language (the report must meet the established requirements to quality of the language of presentation);
e) publication of the monograph under the auspices of the IASHE is carried out on terms of full advance payment by the author (authors) or other persons concerned for relevant services and compensation of the related expenses of the IASHE. In every particular case the cost of publication of the monograph is defined taking the specific circumstances into account. It is approved by the agreement between the parties concerned;
f) procedure of publication of the author's monograph is to be documentarily legalized in accordance with rules, stated in par. 11 of this conception;
g) in certain cases, on the basis of the decision of the IASHE Presidium, publication of the most innovative and high quality monographic researches is paid by the IASHE;
h) in accordance with the wish of the author of the monographic study and other persons concerned, the issue published may be subject to subsequent distribution in accordance with the agreement, concluded between such persons and the IASHE;
i) technical characteristics, format, volume, designing and other nuances of publication of the monographic issue are coordinated by persons concerned and the IASHE on the stage of its before-printing preparation.
16. Pricing policy:
a) establishing parameters of cost of publication in the issues of the IASHE, the Academy holds on to the principle of maximum possible ensuring of availability of such publications for the international scientific community;
b) cost of publication of scientific studies in issues of the Academy is predefined by objective economical prerequisites and current necessity to ensure the self-sufficiency mode of the expert, publishing and typographic activity;
c) the Academy directs the major part of its profits as well as possible sponsor and investment contributions to the compensation of expenses, connected with the publication of scientific studies. Thereforecostofsuchpublicationisdecreased.
17. Present conception comes into force in 30 calendar days from the moment of its official approval.